The Word Among Us

October 2005 Issue

A Tidal Force of Love

How Real People Have Embraced the Real Presence of the Eucharist.

By: Cardinal William H. Keeler

In October 2004, six months before he died, Pope John Paul II issued an apostolic letter dedicating the entire year—through October 2005—to the Eucharist. His call to reflect on the Eucharist is one of the last gifts we received from this pope who taught us so very much.

He taught this message not just by words but by example, too. Think about the many times you saw broadcasts or pictures of Pope John Paul...

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